Originally conceived as a one-off collaboration between Okkervil River's Will Sheff and Kingfisher's Jonathan Meiburg, Shearwater continues the tradition of detailed, reflective songwriting set by classic artists like Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen and contemporary ... more »
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Shearwater: Rook
Jonathan Meiburg is an ornithologist–a guy who studies birds–though any geekiness that might imply stands in sharp contrast to the grace and poise ... more »
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Alejandro Escovedo
Alejandro Escovedo's family tree includes former Santana percussionist Pete Escovedo and Pete's daughter Sheila E (also Prince's former drummer and later a pop star). He began his music career with the Nuns, a ... more »
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Alejandro Escovedo: Real Animal
Alejandro Escovedo’s last studio album, The Boxing Mirror, was his first project following a nearly-lethal bout of Hepatitis C, and, accordingly, the ... more »
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Rick Wakeman
Born in Perivale, Middlesex, England, Rick Wakeman's interest in music manifested itself very early, and from the age of seven on he studied classical piano. At the age of 14, he joined a local band, ... more »
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Nelly Furtado
Singer/songwriter Nelly Furtado heavily credits her ethnic background and childhood for spawning her creativity as a female and as an inspiring musician. Born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Furtado's working-class parents, who are ... more »
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Tom Waits
In the 1970s, Tom Waits combined a lyrical focus on desperate, lowlife characters with a persona that seemed to embody the same lifestyle, which he sang about in a raspy, gravelly voice. From the '80s ... more »
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Rod Stewart & Penny Lancaster
Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster were married on June 16, 2007 after a seven-year romance. It was the third wedding for Stewart who was previously married to Alana Hamilton and Rachel Hunter. ... more »
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Josh Ritter
While his name might not be on the tip of everyone's tongue in his homeland, folk-leaning singer/songwriter Josh Ritter has benefited from numerous positive reviews and a loyal fan base. Born in Idaho, Ritter bought ... more »
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Josh Ritter: The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter
Titles can be deceiving: The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter is not, in fact, a prog-rock concept album. It’s completely devoid of ... more »
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